2017-08-14

Implementation of crop insurance scheme: Unstarred Question in Rajyasabha

Implementation of crop insurance scheme

(a) the details of the various crop insurance schemes under implementation in the country and the extent of their coverage;
(b) the number of farmers insured and benefited under the various crop insurance schemes during the last three years and the current year, scheme and year-wise in the country as a whole and particularly in the States of Jharkhand and Gujarat; and

(c) the funds disbursed by Government/insurance companies under various crop insurance schemes to the States of Jharkhand and Gujarat and in the country as a whole, company-wise during the said period?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2911                                                      ANSWERED ON-11.08.2017

Implementation of crop insurance scheme

2911 . Shri Parimal Nathwani

(a) the details of the various crop insurance schemes under implementation in the country and the extent of their coverage;
(b) the number of farmers insured and benefited under the various crop insurance schemes during the last three years and the current year, scheme and year-wise in the country as a whole and particularly in the States of Jharkhand and Gujarat; and
(c) the funds disbursed by Government/insurance companies under various crop insurance schemes to the States of Jharkhand and Gujarat and in the country as a whole, company-wise during the said period?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE

( SHRI PARSHOTTAM RUPALA) 


(a): At present, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS), Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) and Pilot Unified Package Insurance Scheme (UPIS) are under implementation in the country. As per provisional data available for 2016-17, about 574 lakh farmer applications were received, insuring an area of about 581 lakh hectare in both Kharif and Rabi seasons taken together.

(b): Details of number of farmers insured and benefited under the various crop insurance schemes during the last three years and the current year are at Annexure (Table – A).
(c): Under crop insurance schemes, Centre /States provide equal share in financial liabilities due to premium subsidy and/or claims as per provisions of specific scheme implemented from time to time. Details of Government of India’s releases during 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 are at Annexure (Table-B).

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